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Anti-idling campaign reduces idling time at elementary schools

"Idling at schools during drop-off and pick-up times is a substantial problem," says study lead author Daniel Mendoza, a research assistant professor in the University of Utah's Department of Atmospheric Sciences and visiting assistant professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning. "The anti-idling campaign was effective in reducing not only the number of vehicles idling but also the length of idling."

Mendoza and colleagues, including Tabitha Benney, an associate professor of political science, are studying the sources and impacts of air pollution along the Wasatch Front, a region with bowl-like geography that leads to air quality issues.

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Last Updated: 12/5/23